1329 US Highway 72 E, Athens, AL 35611-4405
Phone: 256-233-4030   |   Fax: 256-233-4554   |   83 Rooms
Check Out Time: 11:00 AM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

Directly adjacent to I-65, exit 351, this charming Athens, AL hotel is conveniently located in the heart of the Tennessee Valley. The convenience of central location offers each guest easy access to local attractions and many outdoor activities.

The BEST WESTERN Athens Inn provides pet friendly rooms with all of the amenities and superb customer service expected from Best Western. Our Athens, AL hotel is only three miles from Athens State University. Hotel guests will be close to a variety of restaurants (Applebee's, Ruby Tuesdays and Logan's Roadhouse) all within walking distance of the property.

Each guest room features updated bedding packages, free high-speed Internet access and cable satellite television with HBO®. A microwave and refrigerator is available in all rooms. The hotel offers a complimentary full hot breakfast (including biscuits and gravy, sausage and eggs etc.) and features an outdoor pool, exercise room, and an onsite laundry facility.

The BEST WESTERN Athens Inn is located two miles from historic downtown Athens, AL and a short drive from the Space and Rocket Center Space Museum. Hotel guests can spend the day relaxing at one of the nearby parks such as Point Mallard Park or the Joe Wheeler State Park. Business travelers visiting our Athens, AL hotel will appreciate the close proximity to corporate locations including Steelcase, Delphi and Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant.

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Hotel Amenities & Services

  • Exercise facilities
  • Complimentary full breakfast
  • Outdoor pool seasonal
  • Exercise facility 24 Hour
  • Weight lifting equipment
  • Stair stepper
  • Stationary bike
  • Treadmill
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Exterior corridor
  • Cable or satellite television
  • Fax services
  • Computer available
  • Photocopy, nominal fee
  • Photocopy machine
  • Dataports
  • Air-conditioning
  • Parking for the physically challenged
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor parking
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • High-speed Internet access


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Conveniently located, the best western athens inn in Athens, Alabama is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 34.783725  /  Latitude: -86.941905


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: US Interstate 65 North. Take Exit 351, Highway 65, and travel west. BEST WESTERN Athens Inn is located 12 miles west of Huntsville and 12 miles north of Decatur.


We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Altar of the New Testament & Founders Hall

Located on the campus of Athens State University, the Altar of the New Testament is a wood-carved shrine depicting characters and stories of the New Testament. The altar can be found in Founders Hall in the northern Alabama city of Athens.

The campus itself features many more must-sees, including the Athens State College Historic District, named to the National Register of Historic Places. As Alabama's oldest college, many buildings like the Beaty-Mason House, Brown Hall, and others, come with a good amount of historical significance.

Athens State University

Founded in 1822, Athens State University is a public, two-year institute – the only one in the state – set in Athens in northern Alabama. Formerly Athens Female Academy, the school has an enrollment of 3,500 students, and features the Alabama Center for the Arts.

The institute is home to the Athens State College Historic District – a U.S. Historic district listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage. As Alabama's oldest college, many buildings like the Beaty-Mason House, Brown Hall, and others, come with a good amount of historical significance.

Joe Wheeler State Park

Covering 2,550 acres, Joe Wheeler State Park is located in northern Alabama in the city of Rogersville – just west of Athens. Operated by Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the park's primary attraction is the 70,000-acre Wheeler Lake.

Joe Wheeler State Park features a 140-boat slip marina, an 18-hole championship golf course, and a 2.5-mile hiking and biking loop trail. Hungry visitors may stop by the Daniella's in the Park Restaurant, or enjoy a picnic on the beach or at the many picnic areas.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 1.00 mile(s) from Russell Stover Candies, Chocolates and candies from America's Favorite Candy Store!
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Historic Downtown, Historic downtown Athens
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Point Mallard Park, Ice skating, water park, batting cages, nature trails, camping, and more!
  • 17.00 mile(s) from Space and Rocket Center, Earth's Largest Space Museum!
  • 17.00 mile(s) from Marshall Space Center, The world leader in space propulsion and transportation systems!
  • 20.00 mile(s) from Constitution Village, A historical open air museum that reenacts life in 1819!
  • 20.00 mile(s) from Huntsville Research Park, One of the world's leading science and technology business parks!
  • 21.00 mile(s) from Joe Wheeler State Park
  • 22.00 mile(s) from Botanical Gardens, Includes woodland, wildflower, and flower display gardens, plus a traditional botanical garden!
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Hickory House Gift Shoppe & Antique Mall

Distances to Popular Points of Interest

  • 15.00 mile(s) from Decatur
  • 20.00 mile(s) from Huntsville
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Steelcase
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Menasha Packaging
  • 12.00 mile(s) from Delphi
  • 14.00 mile(s) from Browns Ferry Nuclear Plan
  • 17.00 mile(s) from Marshall Space Center
  • 20.00 mile(s) from Huntsville Research Park
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Athens State University, Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention held in early October.
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Calhoun Community College

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • 12.00 mile(s) from Bass and Crappie fishing
  • 12.00 mile(s) from horseback riding

Nearby Restaurants

  • Adjacent to Applebee's Restaurant
  • 0.02 mile(s) from Shoney's Restaurant, 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • 0.03 mile(s) from Hardee's
  • 0.05 mile(s) from McDonald's
  • 0.06 mile(s) from Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • 0.06 mile(s) from Wendy's
  • 0.50 mile(s) from R&R Ribs
  • 0.50 mile(s) from Casa Blanca Mexican
  • 0.25 mile(s) from Hungry Fisherman
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Catfish Cabin, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Chu Chu Buffet, serving Mexican, Chinese, American.


Enjoy your stay with us even more by checking out some of the most popular area points of interest and local area events happening in or near Athens. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.

Local Events Worth Considering:

July 2014

Every third friday of every month
Third Friday Downtown Festival

Just like it sounds – every third friday downtown Decatur becomes a mecca for shopping, art, music, and culture. Festivies begin in the early evening.

April 2015

April 24 - 26, 2015
Panoply Arts Festival

This innovative southeast events draws more than 100,000 visitors to downtown Huntsville and its array of performances, exhibits, demonstrations, and hands-on activities.

April 2015

April 18 - 19, 2015
Bloomin' Festival

For two days on the campus of St. Bernard Abbey and Prep School, this juried festival enchants Cullman visitors with more than 140 booths filled with artists and demonstrations.

May 2015

May 23, 2015
Old School & Blues Festival

Held at the Hunstville Dragway, the Old School & Blues Festival celebrates the Tennessee Valley's traditions of blues music, friendly atmosphere, and great food.

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